North Korea Conducts Largest Nuclear Test Ever, Possibly Hydrogen, Trump & Mattis Address The Nation & Warn Fat Boy

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake was detected in North Korea and authorities have determined that it was caused by a nuclear test. The magnitude of the earthquake caused by the explosion is greater than from any of the previous tests, leading officials to believe it may have been a hydrogen bomb test.

Kim Jong-un was recently shown inspecting a warhead that North Korean state run news depicted as being a hydrogen bomb.

This is the 6th nuclear test the regime has conducted.

Via Daily Caller:

Seismic activity in North Korea suggests the country just conducted its sixth nuclear test.

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake, according to both the U.S. Geological Survey and the China Earthquake Administration, was detected in North Korea Sunday, just hours after the North revealed what it claimed is a thermonuclear device, specifically a hydrogen bomb.

USGS confirmed that this was a surface-level event, and the South Korean military has determined that this was an artificial earthquake, indicating a nuclear test. The Japanese foreign ministry has confirmed that North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test at around noon on Sunday, September 3.

The fifth nuclear test, which the North Koreans conducted in September of last year, produced seismic data resembling a 5.3 magnitude earthquake. The nuclear device tested at that time had an alarming explosive yield of roughly 10 to 30 kilotons. Assuming North Korea just conducted another nuclear test, the explosive yield is almost certainly much higher than the last.

To generate seismic data resembling a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, North Korea would need to test a substantial staged thermonuclear bomb, according to renowned arms expert Jeffrey Lewis.

The testing of a thermonuclear device would be a significant step forward for North Korea, which is in the process of developing an effective nuclear deterrent against the U.S. and its allies. The North has already developed an intercontinental ballistic missile that can range the vast majority of the continental U.S., and it is clear that North Korea has a nuclear warhead for this missile and the others in its arsenal.

If North Korea tested the device revealed earlier, the North Korean nuclear crisis is about to get significantly more complicated.

And via BBC:

A large earth tremor detected in North Korea was the country’s sixth nuclear test, Japan’s foreign minister says.

“The government confirms that North Korea conducted a nuclear test after examining information from the weather agency and other information,” Taro Kono told reporters.

US seismologists had said the 6.3 magnitude quake in the north-east of the country was a “possible explosion.”

It was in the area where the North has conducted previous nuclear tests.

The tremor came hours after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was pictured with what state media said was a new type of hydrogen bomb.

State media said the device could be loaded on to a ballistic missile. Neither claim could be independently verified.

South Korea officials said the quake took place in Kilju County, where the North’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site is situated.

Soon after, South Korean President Moon Jae-in convened an emergency meeting of his national security council.

China’s Earthquake Administration described the tremor as a “suspected explosion”. It said it had detected a second tremor just after the first, of 4.6 magnitude, which it termed “a collapse.”

Initial reports from the US Geological Survey put the tremor at 5.6 magnitude with a depth of 10km (six miles) but this was later upgraded to 6.3 magnitude at 0km. This would make it the North’s most powerful nuclear test to date.

North Korea carried out its last nuclear test in September 2016. It has defied UN sanctions and international pressure to develop nuclear weapons and to test missiles which could potentially reach the mainland US.

Bruce Bennett, a defence analyst at public policy group the Rand Corporation told the BBC that the size of the tremor was significant.

“If it really does prove out to be 6.3, that’s a very big weapon, much bigger,” he said.

“It’s still not a true hydrogen bomb but it’s certainly much closer to that than anything they have ever done before.”

He said China would also be concerned about the size of the suspected blast.

“Those Chinese people across the border from that area, they were undoubtedly shaken terribly,” he said.

‘Great destructive power’

A series of recent missile tests has caused growing international unease.

In a report on Sunday, the North’s state news agency KCNA said Kim Jong-un had visited scientists at the nuclear weapons institute and “guided the work for nuclear weaponisation.”

“The institute recently succeeded in making a more developed nuke,” the report said, adding: “He (Kim Jong-un) watched an H-bomb to be loaded into a new ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile).”

The report carried pictures of the leader inspecting the device. It described the weapon as “a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can be detonated even at high altitudes.”

International experts say the North has made advances in its nuclear weapons capabilities but it is unclear if it has successfully miniaturised a nuclear weapon it can load on to a missile.

China’s Global Television Network announced that North Korea has claimed that the test was indeed a hydrogen bomb.

China’s official Xinhua News is also reporting that it was, in fact, a test of a hydrogen bomb, and that it will be carried by an “intercontinental ballistic missile.”

The United States DefCon warning system sent out the following messages on Twitter:

Anna Fifield, WAPO’s Tokyo bureau chief Tweeted:

“Japan’s PM says he “will not tolerate” another nuclear test from North Korea, Japan sends up sniffer planes to try to detect radiation.”

On August 11th, President Trump stated that “military solutions” are in place for the rogue regime.

It’s standard for a president to be woken in the middle of the night to be informed of major news involving national security.

Update: Trump issued a series of statements via Twitter regarding the situation.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis issued a stern warning to Kim Jong-un that the US could annihilate his country.

“Any threat to the United States or its territories including Guam or our allies will be met with a massive military response.

Kim Jong Un should take heed the United Nations Security Council’s unified voice. All members unanimously agreed on the threat North Korea poses. And they remain unanimous in their commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

Because we are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely, North Korea, but as I said, we have many options to do so.”

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If North Korea did indeed test a hydrogen bomb, and not just a nuclear one, it means we’re entering a whole new, and very dangerous world.

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